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house correspondent bill plante is a traveling with the president an joins us now from the u.n. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning, harry. the president will make a plea for mideast peace today, telling leaders at the u.n. the u.s. supports the efforts of freeing the world of nuclear weapons but the expected midterm staff shake-up seems to be under way. president obama's inner circle appears to be moving on out of the west wing. cbs news learned that david a l axelrod moving to chicago next spring for a campaign for re-election. the dominos don't stop there. ram emanuel, the president's chief of staff may leave the white house next month. he told colleagues he's very likely to run for mayor of chicago. gibbs told reporters on air force one, i'm not going to rule anything in or out. he's in the process of thinking through what's best for rahm. the staff shake-up comes as the president addresses the u.n. general assembly this week to focus on america's place as a global leader. >> let me be clear. the united states of america has been and will remain the global leader in pr
family says they didn't put up the money and the u.s. government didn't, either. so who really did remains a mystery. katie? >> couric: elizabeth palmer, thank you. alex fattal is the brother of josh fattal, one of the two hikers still being held in iran. alex, what is your reaction to sarah's release? i know all the families are very close. >> yeah. well, we're overjoyed to see her out. she's had a long and difficult detention, 14 months solitary confinement so it's wonderful she is free. of course we wish she was out with josh and shane. >> couric: i know that it's been reported that the iranians asked for $500,000 in bail for her release and that money was deposited in an iranian bank. do you know who paid for this, if money exchanged hands? >> we really don't have any information about that. >> couric: we see josh in this photograph wearing the green t- shirt. have you heard anything from iranian officials about his possible release? >> no, we haven't heard anything about that. the last thing he said to sarah's mother nora when the mothers were leaving iran was "we're all broth
after blaming the u.s. for the 9/11 attacks. we'll talk with sarah shourd, the american hiker locked up in iran more than a year about what life was like in prison. >>> and mom arrested as these two girls fight, you can hear the mother of one of them cheering on her daughter. >> get her, sarah. get her, sarah. >> now she faces charges of child abuse. early this friday morning, september 24th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> the weekend is upon us. good friday morning to all of you. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. >> let's get right to the dangerous flooding. heavy rains left many areas covered in several feet of water and more rain in the forecast today. holly wagner of minneapolis station wcco-tv brings us up to date from owatonna minnesota. >> reporter: here in southern minnesota, the intense early autumn rain triggered flooding that flooded homes, the water kept rising through the night and the rain isn't over yet. the high water forced hundreds of people to leave their homes. floodwaters overwhelmed the town of owatonna where residents battled
coast. >>> "operation new dawn." president obama declares an end to the u.s. operation in iraq. >> we have met our responsibilities. now it's time to turn the page. >>> and survival story. a new york man falls 39 stories, lands on a car and lives. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 1, 2010. >>> good morning, everybody. and thanks so much for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning hurricane earl remains on a path to sideswipe the east coast. the first evacuations have already been ordered. earl is expected to move northeast of the bahamas today packing 135-mile-an-hour winds. it's a large category 4 storm with hurricane-force winds extending outward 90 miles. earl is moving towards the northwest and is expected to glance much of the east coast. north carolina has ordered tourists to evacuate ocracoke island this morning. a hurricane watch is in effect from north of surf city, north carolina, to the virginia border. but it is still too close to tell just how close earl might come to land. don teague reports. >> reporter: whipping angry winds, seen from a window
into discovery headquarters wearing two backpacks and some containers, canisters that witnesses told us look like pipe bombs. so police are still in there searching, trying to learn if those packs and canisters are, indeed, explosive before they can sound the all-clear. harry? >> smith: wyatt andrews outside discovery headquarters tonight. thanks. our other big story is hurricane earl. the governors of north carolina, virginia, and maryland have declared states of emergency as the storm moves closer and grows stronger. it is a category four again with 135 mile an hour winds and it cuts an imposing image in the latest photo from space. at last report, earl was about 600 miles south-southeast of cape hatteras, north carolina. it could reach there late tomorrow or early friday, then roll up the east coast. hurricane watches and warnings are up as far north as cape cod. kelly cobiella is in kill devil hills, north carolina, tonight and has the latest. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, harry. despite a picture-perfect beach day here, some tourists and locals alike on the most remote of t
, everyone, on this labor day. thanks for joining us. good to see you this morning. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> labor day marks the beginning of the traditional push towards election day. this year with the economy working against them, democrats are fighting to retain control of congress. with that as a backdrop, president obama heads to wisconsin today. there a key senate seat and race for governor are hotly contested. tara mergener is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both of these races are very competitive. this week the president will make two speeches aimed at trying to convince voters he can get the economy back on track. president obama will try to convince voters this week that democratic policies are working. >> to heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market. we need bustling main streets and a growing, thriving middle class. >> reporter: he'll head to wisconsin today to give a speech about the economy. on wednesday he'll visit cleveland where he'll announce new steps to help small businesses. all along t
. >>> cal grad sarah shoark back in the u.s. after more than a year in iranian prison. what she plans to do the moment she reaches new york. >> mostly i will miss your laughter. >> a mothers anguish over the loss of daughter. how friends and family remembered one of the young victims of the san bruno pipe explosion. >>> san bruno, the first toll lane that doesn't cross a bridge. >>> 7:30 a.m. the 19th of september. good morning i am julie watts. >> i am phil matier. we have a lot of news and talk to cover in the next hour. we are in the final month before the november elections and across the board. there is no clear front runners. we will talk about what both parties are going to need to do if they want to win this election. >>> plus later in the wake ofanti muslim sentiment a chance to show a different side. >>> and how health leaders in one bay area county are fighting back against an outbreak of whooping cough. >>> we will get to that in just a moment first leading the news this morning friends and family bid a fond farewell to one of the youngest victims of the san bruno pipeline explo
2, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with hurricane earl, which is expected to strike the north carolina coast later today. president obama has declared a state of emergency and folks on hatteras island have been ordered to evacuate. earl is a large and powerful category 4 storm with sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. after earl strikes north carolina, it is expected to move north but will likely stay offshore. a hurricane warning is in effect from bogue inlet, north carolina, to the virginia border. a hurricane watch from cape henlopen, delaware, and also includes martha's vineyard. karen brown is in kill devil island with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. earl picked up steam and it is tracking closer to the outer banks. about 50 miles off cape hatteras. that is where it is expected to pass. in the communities of -- south of here, there are those mandatory evacuation orders for known nonresident and they have until this morning to get out. kevin isn't sticking around for earl, e
is a big concern as the downpours continue to hit us, coming through overnight and into the morning hours. the rain picking up on us moments ago. the worst of what we're being told is dealing with this all morning and not going away any time soon as we're expected to continue dealing with the flooding and water collecting and gathering in south florida as the day goes on. harry? >> thank you very much. we want to go to dave price and find out where this storm is headed. good morning, sir. >> you know what? she was right. just beginning to see the storm pick up. not well organized right now but goes over the florida peninsula, south florida, out into the atlantic and where it gets energy. and that rotation is going to be more well formed. the biggest concerns, once it moves through florida, rolling into the carolinas, places like wilmington already pounded and another three, possibly to eight inches of rain expected as this system begins to zoom on up the coast. and again, it is going to follow a quick path all the way through to the northeast. but the biggest concerns tomorrow, what could
morning, everybody, thanks for joining us i'm betty nguyen. president obama could soon be looking for a new right-hand man. the white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel, could decide by the end of the week to leave the administration. emanuel is expected to step down to run for mayor of chicago. but he doesn't have long to make a decision. emanuel has only until november 22nd to file for the primary. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. well, the white house cautions that no final decision has been made yet. but, a source close to emanuel tells cbs news that an announcement could come as early as friday. emanuel has reportedly told colleagues he is all but certain to leave to run for the mayor of chicago. earlier this year he told charlie rose that office held a special place in his heart. >> always been an aspiration of mine, even when i was in the house of representatives. >> mayor of chicago? >> yes. the one thing, if you ask me what i miss, i miss the contact with constituents. >> reporter: at the time, the job w
. right now the storm 940 miles east of the leeward islands, british virgin islands, u.s. vrnlgen islands. wind speeds 150 miles per hour. it's going to get up to 155, that's category five. still west at 13, still plenty of warm water and not a lot of wind sheer. then let's watch it progress. it will run into shear, some cooler water. bermuda is a question as we head into the weekend. what could it do and when will it make the turn to the north and to the east? that's what we wait for. wonder and watch. we'll have more in a little while. but a big storm brewing in the atlantic. folks, back to you. >> thanks very much, dave. to the latest on the battle over the bush era tax cuts. should they be extended and who should get them? a top republican in congress seems to be willing to make a deal with president obama who wants to limit the tax breaks, but is the gop really ready to make such a deal? and if so, what will it mean for your wallet? cbs news chief white house correspondent chip reid has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. congress is back from recess at long last. and they are exp
phillips for us in london, thank you for that update. we appreciate it. >>> now to the floods in the upper midwest. residents in parts of minnesota and wisconsin trying to dry out this morning but the flooding may not be over yet. heather brown of our minneapolis station wcco is live from owatonna, minnesota with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. the rivers have started to go down here but the water is still here. scenes like this gas station are common across southern minnesota, the water stuck in these areas. at this point, we don't know how much all of this will cost but the governor has said he will ask for a special legislative session to figure out how to pay for it, all of this because of record rainfall in just a single day. streets turned into rivers, back yards into lakes. across the upper midwest schools flooded and bridges washed away as heavy rain led to rivers overflowing their banks. as much as 10 inches fell in 24 hours in areas of wisconsin and minnesota. the rain let up friday and some rivers are receding but many forced out of their homes can't return. power sta
the coming elections. the president will use these as ammunition, argue that he and the democrats in congress have real plans to fix the economy while all the republicans do is oppose them. >> so basically all he can do is go out there and grind it everyday, talk about the economy. and that's what house democrats, by the way. just talk about the economy. talk about our accomplishments. >> reporter: bottom line: talk is about all the president can do. none of the economic incentives he's proposing this week is likely to make it through congress by election day, so what he has to do and has to offer until then is the same thing he had to offer in the campaign of 2008, and that's hope. russ? >> mitchell: bill plante at the white house. thank you very much. jeff greenfield is our senior political correspondent. will these plans change the election day? >> highly dubious. i think it's baked in the cake and it's high unemployment, anemic growth, debt and that's not good news for the party in power. whatever the merits of the long- term investments, the idea of changing people's minds about what con
of u.s. troops. >>> and without a net, a daredevil scales a san francisco skyscraper right into the arms of the law. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and back to work today on this tuesday. good morning, everybody. good to see you. i'm terrell brown. and right now firefighters are battling a wind-driven wildfire in northern colorado. it's unclear what started the fire monday morning. residents of a thousand homes have been forced to evacuate. nearly six square miles have been burned. it's unknown the number of buildings destroyed. sandra hughes has our report. >> reporter: the smoke is so dark and thick it can be seen all the way to denver. fire crews have had to attack the blaze which is ten miles northwest of boulder on the ground because high winds had kept air tankers grounded until late afternoon monday. >> some of the structures lost or destroyed actually belong to firefighters that were currently working on the incident. >> reporter: officials don't
will be read then by an overhead antenna. if you are a single drive using the express lane without fastrak, you are subject to a ticket from the chp. >> we are currently drafting a management plan in regards to these lanes so that our officers have a full understanding as to what their purpose is out there and as to how we are going to conduct our enforcement. >> now, things get a little more complicated when it comes to fast track, though. since carpoolers, motorcycles, qualified low emission vehicles are still allowed to use the lanes for free, they have to hide their fastrak transponder from the antenna using a special mylar bag that comes with the device. otherwise, their transponder will charge them whatever fee is in effect at that point. all the money collected will help to potentially build a northbound express lane here along 680. now, it's going to be confusing for drivers. authorities are concerned about that. we have a lot of information right now on our website, cbs5.com. click on "newslinks" including information on the entry and exits. because that is all not going to be the same
. a state trooper pulls a mother's four small children out of a minivan. they'll join us live in the studio for an exclusive interview early this thursday studio for an exclusive interview early this thursday morning, september 16th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to you. another beautiful day here. hope it's just as lovely where you' you're waking up this morning. >> good morning, everybody. >> a lot to get to this morning. we'll take a look, too, coming up in the broadcast at the pope's visit to the uk. arriving there today. and really it's a rather controversial visit for a number of reasons and been speaking out more about the alleged sex abuse within the catholic church and making the most pointed comments yet saying the church failed to act quickly enough to deal with the priests that rape and molest children and that understandably getting attention. >>> one of the other stories we'll be talking about this morning is search for kyron horman continues in the pacific northwest but the county where the search is centered they spent more than a million dollars on the sea
with us. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. a busy news day. >> it is. straight to our breaking news this morning, out of northern california. a giant fireball there last night just around dinner time, dozens of homes destroyed after a huge explosion last night. it was apparently caused by a broken gas line that happened in a san francisco suburb, very close to san francisco international airport. priya david clemens has the latest. priya, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we're right at the edge of where the fire stopped. look at the devastation behind me. you'll see burned out cars, the firefighters still working to make sure all the smoldering flames are out completely. we're seeing little pockets of flames still pop up here and there. see this home has been completely flattened. this is a scene that has been repeated dozens of times throughout this neighborhood. parts of san bruno, california, were turned into a raging inferno around dinner time thursday evening. flames roared some 60 feet into the air as block after block in this residential neighborhood, about fiv
, september 16th, 2010. good morning, everyone. appreciate you joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. we begin with the upcoming midterm elections, a new cbs news/"new york times" poll shows voter frustration running high, neither party escapes criticism and the president is taking plenty of heat. the number one issue among voters, the economy. a record number of american voters want new blood in congress. 55% say it's time for their representative to go. voters are frustrated with both parties. 58% disapprove of the democrats. 68% disapprove of the republicans. tara, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. midterms, believe it or not, are now just seven weeks away and both parties are under growing pressure to prove they can fix the economy. with bitter midterm battles looming, president obama is taking a fresh shot at republicans. >> we don't have time for any more games. i understand there's an election coming up. >> reporter: wednesday, he accused the party of blocking his plan to extend all bush-era tax cuts for families making less than $250
. >> it gives us an opportunity to look at our policies and procedures along with our training protocols to learn from this. >> reporter: in this age of terrorism security is everyone's responsibility. still, many passengers are troubled that airport staff and volunteers weren't on top of the situation. >> if i saw someone armed with significant weapons i would want to know what's going on. >> we pay tax to protect us. right? but these kinds of things happen that it's hopeless. >> reporter: we have so many procedures. we have a full bottle of water toss it before you pass through security checkpoints. but in this case, clearly, something fell through the cracks. >> you know, as someone huh has been given the third degree for having the wrong sized toothpaste in a tube, i'm surprised at the seemingly nonchalant attitude of the airport official. is that a fair assessment? >> i don't think they are nonchalant about it. i think what happens because they were wearing uniforms they seemed to be security guards and everyone assumed they were security guards with some sort of law enforcement ag
u.s. forces in afghanistan, told the "wall street journal" burning the koran could endanger troops and the overall effort. kelly cobiella is in gainesville tonight. kelly, so far the pastor is refusing to change his plans. >> reporter: he's absolutely sticking with this right now, katie. kerry jones says he's not doing this as a publicity stunt. he says he feels a real religious calling and he refuses to back down. >> sooner or later we're going to have to say no to radical islam. >> reporter: terry jones believes radical islam could take over america and the best way to fight back is by sending a radical message: burning a stack of korans on the anniversary of 9/11. >> we see an element of islam that is very radical and we could not get their attention by just sending some type of message. we thought this was a radical message that will get their attention. >> reporter: jones knows the actions of his small church are being felt around the world and he's heard the warnings from general petraeus that his actions could put american soldiers' lives at risk. >> we understand what the g
nighttime operations, aimed at high-value targets that are a key part of the war strategy. u.s. forces have been swarming into the outskirts of kandahar in an effort to flush the taliban out of its traditional stronghold. the taliban was quick to announce that it shot the black hawk down with rocket- propelled grenades. but nato says there was no enemy fire anywhere in the area. >> the downing of a helicopter whether it was accident, weather related or enemy related, to a certain extent it's to be expected when you have more people, more soldiers, more helicopters in that region. >> reporter: u.s. forces in afghanistan rely heavily on helicopters for everything from transport to close aerial support. this is a rugged mountainous country and the roads are often littered with improvised bombs. this is one of the deadliest helicopter crashes since the war began in afghanistan. with the surge now complete american troops are going on more missions and that means more risk and more casualties. mandy clark, cbs news, kabul. >> couric: in this country, the continuing saga of bell, california, wher
afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >> couric: tonight, losing ground. the dramatic impact of the recession, americans making less than a decade ago, living in homes that have fallen in value. i'm katie couric. also tonight, can president obama recapture the magic? in 2008 he inspired the young to vote in droves. can he get them back to the polls in november? and faith and knowledge in this one nation under god, many americans know surprisingly little about religion. >> we're a nation of religious illiterates. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the recession may be officially over, but it has left the confidence of americans badly shaken. and numbers just out from the government today show why. since the recession began, household incomes have fallen nearly 3% to just over $50,000. adjusting for inflation, americans are making $4,000 less than they were a decade ago. and their biggest investment, their home, has lost nearly 6% of i
>>> got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email brian@cbs5.com. >>> expecting earl. evacuations are under way in north carolina. as hurricane earl threatens to slam the east coast. dave price is live on the scene. he will tell us where it is headed and when it may hit. >>> turning the page. in a prime time address, president obama says now that u.s. combat operations in iraq are over, it is time to move on and put the focus back on our own soil. >> our most urgent attack is to restore our economy and put the millions of americans who have lost their jobs back to work. >> we will hear from both sides of the aisle in interviews with vice president biden and senator john mccain. >>> the battle ahead. legendary actor michael douglas opens up to david letterman about his fight with cancer. >> i finished my first week of radiation and chemo. and it is about an eight-week struggle. >> why douglas is optimistic he will make a full recovery. "early" this wednesday morning, september 1st, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. good morning to fol
is not available. labor day. elizabeth has the day off today. >> yeah. but they actually entrusted traffic to us on labor day. >> look at what we've we're dealing with. >> traffic conditions around the bay. >> there you go. >> wow. >> i don't think we can screw that up too much. >> there is a truck. >> it is leaving town. >> ok. >> bay bridge. [ laughter ] >> there is a car. >> oh, wait, there are a few more in there. >> somebody has to go to work just like us. >> san mateo, taillights. are headed over to the -- >> foster city. >> yeah. >> the peninsula. >> so, we didn't do too bad, did we? >> what was great this morning is i put my car on cruise control when i left the house. didn't take it off until we got here. nobody is out there. we should be taking it easy today. what a great day to do it today. you got clear skies all the way inland. check out the nice crescent moon over the bay right now. i'll tell you what. this will be one of the spectacular days outside. we have the offshore winds blowing if you're heading out the door this morning, plenty of sunshine all the way to the coastline. li
't talk about is the support for continuing research and development. that's where u.s. competitiveness lies in high technology industries. we know that the r&d tax credit is an important credit that does affect how much r&d spending business done. business accounts for something like two-thirds of all r&d spending in the united states. so this is important. i don't think this is something that has an immediate... as immediate a job impact as say movement on the current tax credits for the unemployed or extending payroll tax holiday of some sort. but i think it's very important in terms of job creation over the longer term. so if we're thinking about growth and long-term good jobs, research is important. >> smith: mark zandi, will either of these things or both of them together be satisfactory to the business community which feels very uncomfortable it seems to me with the white house right now? >> well, i think the business community is on board for the r&d tax credits. that's been in place since 1981. that's easy. the president has to figure out how to pay for it though. he's going to
accomplishments and his vision for the future. president obama's expected to use today's u.n. speech to remind the world and americans how far his administration has come. in front of nearly 200 global leaders, he will highlight america's progress in iraq and afghanistan and promote u.s. efforts to kick-start the world economy. the president will defend his attempt to jump-start mid east peace talks after more than two years. also high on the agenda, slowing the spread of nuclear weapons. >> i think he's going to try to keep the world on board to make sure that both iran and north korea are shunned for their defiance of the non-proliferation treaty. >> reporter: but the president is not expected to just talk about his administration's achievements. he will also likely expand on the wider goals of his administration. >> put simply, the united states is changing the way we do business. >> reporter: at a u.n. anti-poverty summit wednesday, the president unveiled new rules for foreign aid. he vowed to help poorer nations help themselves, rather than just spending money on short-term relief. >> now
morning news" for wednesday, september 29th, 2010. good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. begin overseas this morning, both france and britain on alert for possible terror attacks. the threat is described as credible. a british officials said the plots were in an early stage with an islamic connection. mark phillips is in london and has the latest on this. good morning, mark. >> good morning, betty. well, western intelligence agencies are saying there is a credible, what they're calling a credible islamist-o linked terror plot that they have interrupted, one that would affect several countries in the west including the u.s., also britain, france and germany. people are undoubtedly nervous but they also say there is no evidence at this time any plot or any attacks were imminent and the proof of that is that terror levels across the west have not been raised, with one notable exception, that is in france, where there have been a number of terror alerts over the last few weeks, including one just yesterday at the eiffel tower, which police cleared and the area
looking for a man believed to be the fifth victim. ken makovec shows us it is a painstaking process. >> reporter: it is day four of the search through the keller canyon landfill here in pittsburgh. authorities are searching for any sign of the whereabouts of 35-year-old frederick sales. they process they are using is first going through with an excavator to loosen up some of the compacted trash and then two dozen volunteers go through that trash by hand. here is a picture of the man they are looking for, frederick sales who father was found beaten to death. they believe it was volunteer demar oh who killed him. he has been charged with the killing of three other people including his ex-girlfriend and two women in their 60s, one of whom he lived with on and off. he was shot and killed by officers last week. they are searching this dump because a car val die more oh often drove was found near some dumpsters and their contents were dumped at this landfill. again, this was day four of the search, authorities believed they will have one or two more days worth of garbage to sift through.
becomes the most destructive in state history. >>> koran outrage. concern grows for u.s. citizens around the world as a florida pastor continues his plan to burn the holy muslim book this weekend. we'll have reaction from the only muslim member of congress. >>> and an "early show" exclusive. the victim of that brutal acid attack in arizona opens up about the moment that changed her life, and her fight to keep her family together, early this thursday morning, september 9th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, here on a thursday. i'm harry smith. >> and i'm erica hill. a lot to get to this morning including some fascinating exclusive interviews. the woman from arizona, derri velarde, who was burned in an acid attack is here in the studio with us this morning. she'll join us live to tell her story. >> also the big headline, piers morgan gets larry king's job. people have seen him on a talent show, whatever it is, but people across america say who is this guy. our amanda holden, our good pal, they're very good friends. we have an exclusive with amanda and piers and sh
.m. >>> meg whitman has now spent more of her own money on her campaign than any politician in u.s. history. the former head of san jose- based ebay just contributed another $15 million to her run for governor of california. the running total of her personal donations, $119 million. that is more than the previous record set by new york city mayor michael bloomberg. >>> the california teachers association has made changes to a television ad criticizing whitman. >> whitman says we should cutted another $7 billion from our schools, teacher layoffs 100,000 more, 33% larger class size. >> that's a clip from the original ad. campaign attorney warned tv stations they could be held liable for slanderous or libelous statements if they keep running it. cbs 5 and some other stations stopped airing that spot. >> i have never said anything like that. in fact, my third priority is education. >> have meg tell us where she is going to get the money from, that's all we're asking. teachers want to know. >> but the ad says "meg says she is going to take $7 billion from education." >> yeah. >> she doesn't say
of the freeway or use hidden valley on- and off-ramps. this is close to the orinda bart. give yourself some extra time. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >>> hey, thanks, gianna. temperatures today slightly warmer. lower 80s from concord to livermore, upper 70s in san jose, 74 in oakland, 69 in san francisco. 80s napa to santa rosa. hot temperatures in store for the weekend. i have your seven-day forecast in just a few moments. back to you. >> thank you. >>> ever since the deadly san bruno gas pipe explosion, a lot of people have been very jumpy about pipes in their area. now we're hearing about the third gas leak in the bay area in the last 24 hours. let's go to pg&e -- excuse me, pg&e right now trying to cap a gas line break in downtown orinda. anne makovec is there where there were some evacuations overnight. anne joins us by phone. >> reporter: yeah, they started evacuations but quickly realized the situation wasn't as serious as they originally thought and they called off the evacuation. two blocks of moraga way closed down right now in downtown orinda. pg&e is
>> couric: tonight, president obama fires back at the president of iran for suggesting the u.s. government was behind 9/11. >> for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, land of lakes. flooding in the upper midwest forces hundreds out of their homes. a bizarre bank robbery in florida. thieves turn a teller into what appeared to be a human bomb. and colbert tries to develop a rapport with congress. >> i'm not a fan of the government doing anything, but i've got to ask, why isn't the government doing anything? captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the gathering of world leaders at the united nations here in new york this week has not done much to improve relations between the united states and iran. in fact, president mahmoud ahmadinejad strained them even further when he said most of the world believes the u.s. government orchestrated the 9/11 attacks to benefit israel. today, president obama responded. ch
for nine years she came to meg to reveal to meg that she was in the u.s. illegally. diaz's lawyer gloria allred said whitman already knew that because she had received letters from the fed questioning the social security number and that whitman should check on it but she didn't follow up. >> we were stunned, just amazed and we said, gosh, nicky, we are going to have to let you go. that is our you know -- that's our legal obligation as on employer. we are going to have to let you go. >> we have no job, no schools, no place to live, and for that reason, we made a decision to come here. i told her that she knew that and i don't have papers to work here and i need her help. >> reporter: the other allegations against whitman that she emotionally and financially abused the housekeeper. diaz says that she was hired to work 15 hours a week for 23 bucks an hour. but that her duties were more than she could do in 15 hours and that she worked a number of hours unpaid. that could lead to a new set of court proceedings if diaz ends up pursuing it. of course, the court of public opinion here is a diff
but they have to pay a fee with a fastrak. carpools will still be able to use the lane without charge. that express lane will be between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at 10:00 this morning, politicians and transportation officials will have a kickoff celebration right there near the freeway. >>> it is 5:06. let's get another check of the weather and traffic. gianna, how's commute looking? >> the freeways are looking very good. very light on the roads. but the surface streets is where we are having a trouble spot this morning near golden gate accident at richardson and chestnut. sfpd and emergency crews are on scene. expect that intersection to be blocked for some time until it's cleared out of the road. give yourself extra time if you head through richardson near chest enough. elsewhere closures taking place. near the moscone center, this is for oracle open word. tonight at 8:00, howard street will be shut down between third and fourth streets. that will be in effect until friday the 24th. so definitely give yourself extra time through that area. rig
. well, she canceled on us yesterday. she said she had scheduling conflicts and couldn't be here. we're going to have more on that later, and we're going to play the tape that began making the rounds friday night in which she said she once dabbled in witchcraft. i'm serious. but first to former president bill clinton. mr. president, thank you for coming. welcome to the broadcast. this week, you're bringing together business leaders, world leaders, thinkers from 90 countries. i think the last i heard 40 sitting presidents and prime ministers from around the world- - all getting together to talk about your clinton global initiative, the most serious problems facing the world and how we can take action against them. you've had some remarkable successes with this over the years. but let me just ask you first, what do you think you'll be concentrating on this year? >> well, this year, we'll be focusing a lot on the economic challenges facing people all around the world, including in the united states, and what, if anything, the private people who come here and the non- governmental groups
, "hey, bill wanted ratings and i gave them to him." katie? >> katie: nancy cordes on capitol hill for us tonight. nancy, thank you. turning overseas now, two months after monsoon floods inundated pakistan, the situation there is only getting worse. nearly two million homes were damaged or destroyed and today unicef said 105,000 children under five years old could die from malnutrition. earlier today i spoke with pakistan's foreign minister shah mahmood qureshi about a number of things, including the crisis in his country. your country is still reeling from devastating floods. the acumen fund, which is a nonprofit organization here in the u.s., recently visited is the area and came back with some very moving, tragic images. can you describe the level of human suffering there. >> it's huge. you've never had a natural disaster of this magnitude before. the area the size of the united kingdom is underwater. 20 million people in pakistan have been affected by these floods. shelterless. billions of dollars worth of standing crops have been lost. livestock. so it's a very serious situation we'r
... that is what drives us. but what really happened? cnn -- not me -- cnn says his assertion about his tax record was "just plain wrong." jerry brown went out there and took credit for the fact that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed. and now he's going around taking credit for it. he raised taxes as governor of california. he had a surplus when he took office and a deficit when he left. he doesn't tell the people the truth. >>> you're watching cbs "eyewitness news." >>> two brutal assaults and now this warning. women, watch your backs. >> pg&e finally comes clean releasing the list of those high-risk pipelines but that list isn't exactly helpful. what you'll have to do to find out if you live near one. >> no influence at all from nobody. from nowhere. >> the president aunt speaks for the first time how she managed to stay in the country illegally. why she says the system is to blame. >>> he had so much evil in his life and now he has had so much love. >> and rescued from michael vick's estate, what this pit bull is doing now, to put smiles oh
make sure you know what is happening around you at all times. robert liles shows us why. >> reporter: ask most to describe lake manager inc. >> you usually think his face. >> women workout alone and more often than not with head phones or cell phones. >> everybody, anybody, especially people by themselves are all walking around with an ipod in their hands. >> reporter: but they are sending a warning, remove the head phones, hang up phone, and be aware of what's going on. a lone attacker is preying on william, two women fell victim last night within minutes of each other. >> nervous smiles. we have to find someplace else to walk. >> we would like to tell you the exact street but police are keeping that close to the vest. they said it happened in excluded areas, where few street lights and few people walking the streets made the attacker unnoticeable. >> after talking to you today i'll be more careful. >> both of last night's started as a robbery but quickly escalated to sexual assault. are careful when you get the to your car and lock it as soon as you're inside. dana a, ken. >> no ma
, with at least 530 dead. >>> a new book from reporter bob woodward shows president obama's advisers split over u.s. strategy in afghanistan. the "new york times" obtained and advanced copy of the book that, quote depipsts an administration deeply torn over the war even as the president agreed to triple troop levels there. woodward quotes richard holbrooke, the president's representative for afghanistan and apparently says the current strategy against the taliban can't work. woodward also says mr. obama ma agreed to send more troops to afghanistan but insisted on setting a timetable for withdrawal because he feared he might, quote, lose the whole democratic party. >>> turning to moneywatch. most stocks in asia edged up this morning. ashley morrison in new york with morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. asian stock markets ad veinsed slightly this morning in light training. the neck kay bucked the trend slipping about a third of a percent, the hang seng mostly higher. on wall street investors hope to add to gains. yesterday, the dow rose by seven and the nasdaq fell six points. >>>
, thanks for joining us. i'm juliette goodrich. >>> today, crews are starting to haul away the charred debris left by the pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno. the goal is to clear all the wreckage so that rebuilding can begin. anne makovec is in san bruno, where the removal work is expected to take several weeks. anne. >> reporter: that's right. and it's going on here behind me. i'm standing on claremont the intersection of fairmont there behind me. you can see two excavators at work, one on one side of the road and the other on the other. they specifically close the properties they would be working on today to stay out of -- each crew could stay out of the other's way. >> this isn't just a demolition job. this is a removal of individual's homes and personal belongings, their material. >> reporter: clean-up at the site of san bruno explosion began today. the county has chosen three properties to start with, a separate crew for each, focused on what's been left behind. >> when we're going onto properties, the individuals have asked to us look for certain things and to be respectful
in the house. dynamite, c-4 and uranium, a radioactive chemical used in dirty bombs or armor-piercing ammunition. those materials were found in both a storage locker he rented as well as in the house. apparently rittenhouse is a chemical scientist but the amounts of chemicals and the severity of them are what sh police raising eyebrows this morning. also who killed those two women. back to you. >> thank you. you can find much more on this story including unedited video from each crime scene. it's all on our website, cbs5.com. >>> oakland's police chief disagrees with the police officer's union on the impact of recent police layoffs. 80 officers laid off in july. last week union officials said crime in oakland has increased 8.5% since then. but police chief anthony batts is not connecting that increase with the layoffs. he says crime usually goes up in the summer and says that violent crime is actually down in oakland. >>> another round of steep cuts could be on the way for a.c. transit, proposing eliminating about half its weekend routes and most of its late night lines to he
. >>> angry americans. a new report declare it is recession officially over. but many of us are not feeling it. even taking on the president himself. >> i'm one of your middle class americans. and quite frankly, i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration. >> we'll talk live with one of president obama's closest economic advisers. >>> and biting convention. they've taken over our homes and hotels, theaters and stores. bedbugs are big business. we're live at the first ever bedbug summit. early this tuesday morning, bedbug summit. early this tuesday morning, september 21st, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> another gorgeous morning here in the city as it's almost fall. good morning, everybody. i'm harry smith. >> i'm maggie rodriguez. we begin with breaking news, a sad story out of afghanistan. another deadly morning for nato troops, specifically, our troops. nine service members and one afghan soldier killed in the southern part of the country. maggie clark is in kabul this morning. what can you tell us about those aboard the helicopter? >> reporter: well, acco
claim it is president's team was torn apart over the u.s. strategy in afghanistan. so is this a white house divided? >> sexting outrage. three women accuse a wisconsin district attorney of sending sexually-charged text messages yet he remains in office. we'll speak with a woman at the center of the growing controversy. >>> and gearing up. mel gibson's former girlfriend hires a dream team of attorneys in the fight against the embattled star but there's a new, bizarre twist early this embattled star but there's a new, bizarre twist early this morning, september 22nd, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, everybody. enjoy the last few hours of summer before fall officially begins tonight. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. we'll always have paris or paris to talk about anyway. she famously pled out the cocaine charges in las vegas recently. gets on a plane, goes to japan and she's met by the authorities in japan with a sort of a maybe not. maybe you should go home. we'll have that story coming up in a bit. >>> but we begin with politics. president obama's marks the sixth
nap shows us their focus on resilience, determination and sense of community ♪ [ music ] ♪ >> reporter: this must be the most up beat event in san bruno in the past two weeks. not only a benefit for community a well, big hug therapy. >> after such a tragedy, and let everybody see each other's faces again and make it known we are going to come back from this and be better and stronger than ever. >> reporter: holly's family home was destroyed so was the home of joe vazquez's parents. >> if you lookout this way, there is so many people, it is a beautiful thing. everybody got everybody's back they got t-shirts and all this stuff. it is really warm and great. fantastic. >> reporter: friday, crews began cleaning up remains of the once neat neighbourhood sorting out what was recyclable and what was not. >> this is not just a demolition job but a removal of individuals homes, personal belongings, their material. >> reporter: folks may be saturday to see their homes gone but looking ahead to see the ground cleared and chance to begin anew. home grown dj jimmy stuart junior born and bred in brun
of the country waking up to extreme weather, including us here in new york city. good morning, everyone. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> we got soaked around here yesterday. good morning, everybody. i'm harry smith. of course, in the midwest, there's still a lot of cleanup and a lot of water piled up all over the place there. and the big story then turns out to be in southern california. in california, a record-breaking heat wave making l.a. feel more like death valley. downtown los angeles yesterday, they armometers topped out at 1 degrees, all-time high. the l.a. department of water and power says it recorded its highest ever demand for ele electrici electricity. hattie kaufman reports. >> reporter: talk about scorching. los angeles topped out at 113 degrees, the hottest day in l.a. history. it edged out the previous record set in 1990 by one degree. >> i'm going to melt. >> quite frankly, you can feel your skin searing in the heat of it. >> reporter: a high pressure system trapped the heat which is not good news for firefighters battling several brush fires. >> the wind, the heat and the humid
to have you with us this morning. >> steamy morning. >> we will get you more information on the situation at discovery. a man walks in waving a gun says he has what appeared to be explosives strapped to his body. fast forward, three hostages and he's killed. the all clear was than given until much later afterwards. we will speak with a police chief later and see how the hostages are doing. >>> the latest hurricane earl. now packing 145-mile-per-hour winds. where it is going and what it is going to do. we are going to get it from our dave price who is in kill devil hills where a hurricane warning and evacuation order is in place. dave, good morning. >> good morning to you. the scene is very different than it was just 24 hours ago. winds picking up out of the east. you can see the beach still littered with people. those are people who are curious as to what the ocean is like as it begins to churn up for the storm. and people who are still making a decision whether to stay or whether to go. the beach is still beautiful this morning. very full with all these tourists. but inland and on the ot
that this money can be used for. >> reporter: but the board says when it comes to schools, there's a lot at stake. >> are we going to mix rival gangs and have people in the schools that may cause problems and then cause the culture to change and really create situations and scenarios that we don't want to see happen? >> reporter: even if the city council agrees to pay the $1.5 million to keep the schools open next year, that's all it's going to do. they are going to need to find other funding sources for the future and the school board and the city council are getting together to talk about potentially putting something on the ballot next november. >> we'll follow tonight's vote here on cbs 5. thank you, anne makovec in richmond. >>> some papers have been found that say they are looking for the correct trash pile, frederick sales disappeared after his father was murdered. efren valdemoro is suspected of killing the elderly sales, along with his old girlfriend, as well as two vallejo women. police shot and killed valdemoro after a high-speed chase. today is the fifth straight day of searching that
of work, dean reynolds tells us it's all about the economy. >> reporter: the economy remains the number-one problem to most americans and only one in five thinks it's improving. >> no, it's not being fixed. it's being smoothed over to make it look good, to make it look like people are filling jobs. >> we're kind of stalled right now. we need to move in some direction. >> reporter: other sobering findings for the white house: only 38% think the president has a clear plan for creating jobs and some 46% think the obama stimulus package has had no impact. 20% think it made matters worse. but 63% say mr. obama is doing about as well as they expected. >> it's too soon to make any final assessment of his presidency. i think he will be better and better as time passes. >> reporter: actually, the country still blames the bush administration for the condition of the economy followed by wall street. and only 27% believe congressional republicans are doing more to improve things. compared to 49% who say that about the president. sam greco is a retired chicago detective. do you think the republicans
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